Discover the World - Host an International Exchange Student


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


123 AnywhereRochester, NY 14623


CIEE, a nonprofit educational exchange organization, is seeking welcoming families in the Rochester, NY area to host international students for the upcoming school year. Our students represent over 60 nationalities, and come to the U.S. for 5 or 10 months to study at American high schools, live with local families, and experience life as American teenagers!

Students arrive with insurance, spending money, and tested English language skills. Families that host our students come in all shapes and sizes, all that we is that you provide a bed (student can share a room with a child of same gender and within 4 years of age), share 3 meals a day, and accept him or her into your home as one of your own! A CIEE Local Coordinator expertly matches your family with a student based on your lifestyle and preferences, and we provide local and professional support, 24/7, for the duration of the program.

You can make a young student’s dream come true while bringing the world to your doorstep!

If you are unable to host, please note that we offer a $100 referral fee for any family you refer to us that ends up hosting! To learn more about our program and this wonderful opportunity, visit


  • Coaching
  • French
  • People Skills
  • German
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 months or 10 months
  • Provide room and board (restrictions apply).
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